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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Forklift Operator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

 

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160858 - Clinton, Oklahoma, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

This position is responsible for ensuring customer orders and replenishment loads are fulfilled, prepared for shipment and delivered to the appropriate destination in a safe, quality, timely and cost effective manner.  This shift based position is the final operation in meeting customer requirements for high quality, damage free, on-time, correctly loaded and accurate (Bill of Lading) deliveries.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time (arrives when originally expected) and complete (accurate by item and damage free) as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations.

  • Receive, unload, inspect and correctly warehouse all in-bound shipments (finished goods and materials) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures.

  • Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers.

  • Operate forklift  to move product from the palletizer and within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels.  Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required.  Follow FIFO principles for finished products.

  • Perform accurate inventory transactions into warehousing systems.  Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment.

  • Accurately pick all products for mixed pallets, properly palletize and stretch wrap finished skid.

  • Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications.

  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity.

  • Must know the product "Hold" criteria of all applicable areas.

  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area

 

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform) 

  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs 

  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals 

  • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified in Forklift operation or the ability to gain certification

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 

  • Good basic math, reading and writing skills 

  • Basic knowledge of personal computers 

  • Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills 

  • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures 

  • Ability to read and understand the daily production run schedule, and execute to that plan 

  • Ability to communicate to managers and team members any production, quality/food safety or other business critical information vital to operations and customer service 

  • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules 

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language 

  • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines 

  • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline 

  • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC 

  • Knowledge of inventory control principles 

  • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification 

 

 

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $15,73  - $18,50 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually - prorated depending on employment date
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.

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